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5.16 mi on the trail felt pretty good
8/2/2014 5:31:00 PM,  1 COMMENTS

The Plano Balloon Festival HM is on Sep 21 and I need my feet ready! As I've only been able to walk just a few days all month, I've only been doing 2-...  Read more


Successes in my failures
8/2/2014 11:53:58 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Alrightie everyone! How'd your first go? Me? I guess it depends on how ya look at it. I went for a run. I went at 10 am so i...  Read more


Low key Saturday
8/2/2014 11:36:05 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I have been battling a head cold for nearly a week now, and while I thought it was getting better yesterday, today I feel not so good. Saturday is my...  Read more


Mount Monadnock
8/2/2014 6:48:35 AM,  17 COMMENTS

I had a fun day. Mt. Monadnock is the second most climbed mountain in the world after Mt. Fuji in Japan. It may be number one now that Fuji has a r...  Read more


Maintenance: reassessment and iteration
8/1/2014 11:51:34 AM,  13 COMMENTS

It has been two years since I hit my maintenance weight and range. I haven't had a problem losing weight in the past, my problem has always been find...  Read more


Distractions at home
8/1/2014 10:44:28 AM,  12 COMMENTS

We don't have smart phones, but could easily replace "phone" with "iPad" ...  Read more


SparkFriends: Help for Those Who Don't Believe
8/1/2014 7:55:16 AM,  24 COMMENTS

What do you say to someone who wants to lose weight, but does not believe in her heart that she can? I'm hoping that all my SparkFriends will pu...  Read more


Finally Friday motivation: eat to meet
8/1/2014 7:27:54 AM,  5 COMMENTS

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That's Me!
7/31/2014 9:40:49 PM,  17 COMMENTS

I have out of state guests and not much time to blog. I'm doing fine, though. Ran 6.2 easy miles early today, easy because I thought after my colonosc...  Read more


What a July this has been!
7/31/2014 4:17:39 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Since July 3, I've had our 4yo Grandson in my charge. He returned home with his father today, and My Darling Groom and I are feeling the emptiness in...  Read more


August already?
7/31/2014 12:49:15 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I took this from another Sparkie. I love it. so today is my first real day off in awhile. The girls began their preseason which means t...  Read more


Ireland-part 2 - Our finale
7/31/2014 12:18:29 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Here’s the finale of our 50 minute concert. This was our 3rd of 4 performances in Ireland. This venue was a small church in Monaghan which is in th...  Read more


Singing and Running in Ireland
7/31/2014 7:32:24 AM,  12 COMMENTS

That’s why I’ve disappeared from SP for 10 days. My choral group, the Jefferson Choral Society, performed 4 concerts in Ireland. Here we are a...  Read more


Adventure in Onederland - Yay - I'm *Just* Overweight
7/30/2014 8:07:39 PM,  19 COMMENTS

Hallelujah! I'm overweight instead of obese. I did not think I would make my goal of a BMI below 30 by the end of July, but I just squeaked it in....  Read more


What if your ideal weight number isn't your ideal weight?
7/30/2014 7:43:45 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I've been thinking about this a lot lately. I set my "ideal weight" at 140. The decision was based on a number of criteria - my height (5'6"), my buil...  Read more


Why good running days are bad
7/30/2014 4:52:51 PM,  6 COMMENTS

This morning was an awesome-weather type of day! The temp was in the 60's and clear, with just a slight breeze. My scheduled 30 minute training run fo...  Read more


Treadmill vs. Road Runs
7/30/2014 12:31:26 PM,  22 COMMENTS

Good article recommended today on my start page comparing treadmill and road runs:
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Persistence Pays Off
7/30/2014 7:03:19 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Staring At the numbers on my scale, looking at my reflection in the full length mirror, and dressing each morning all fill me with one thought..... RE...  Read more


7/30/2014 5:22:48 AM,  16 COMMENTS

Ya Just Gotta Believe! ...  Read more


Art Class
7/29/2014 10:38:44 PM,  4 COMMENTS

My previous work in the medical field didn't leave a lot to the imagination (with good reason) so since retirement from the nursing world I've made an...  Read more


Morgan Mudder Run report
7/29/2014 11:49:10 AM,  8 COMMENTS

On Saturday, we participated on the Morgan Mudder Run, run by the West Point Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) program. While MWR sponsors a lot of...  Read more


18.12 Challenge - Training weeks 11 and 12
7/29/2014 7:06:22 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Week 11 (supposed to be a "step back" week) Run 1 - 5.12 miles Run 2 - 6.45 miles Run 3 - 10.01 and not one foot more. LOL. Run 4 - 6.01 ...  Read more


Counting Run Intervals and Plans
7/28/2014 7:19:09 PM,  19 COMMENTS

Today my training plan (from Jeff Galloway's 5K/10K book - 3rd week) calls for 11 quarter-mile intervals. For an under 30-minute (29:59) 5K goal, he...  Read more


Summer Update
7/28/2014 6:49:45 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I've been working hard every day this summer on the farm. Things look good. I finally figured out how many people I need to be working with me to make...  Read more


Our Health Care System – More of a System than Health Care
7/28/2014 1:49:17 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Warning – if you are not currently active in the health care System, you will find this completely boring. However, if you or a loved one is sick, or...  Read more


Runnin' in the rain (sung to the tune "Singin' in the Rain")!
7/28/2014 11:32:52 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Went out for a run last Saturday. According to my Galloway recovery program for a 10K race, I was to run 3-5 miles. So since I needed to go to the l...  Read more


9.5 miles done Groundhog Day-style
7/28/2014 10:42:50 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I did loops of what I call 'humblers' this morning. Humblers are hills, or in my case, one lengthy hill run several times. I wasn't trying to prove an...  Read more


Peaks Island 5 Miler
7/28/2014 10:00:47 AM,  7 COMMENTS

It wasn't pretty and no PR for sure. What a beautiful race though. Gorgeous day on Saturday and we brought our bikes with us on the ferry. F...  Read more


Exercise how's and when's
7/28/2014 9:45:27 AM,  2 COMMENTS

GENERAL Exercise is as basic a need as eating. I believe in a fitness lifestyle in which you achieve a balance between your eating habits and how an...  Read more


Official Fitness Test
7/28/2014 8:09:35 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Part 1: Football Officials Fitness Test Although I am not sure why, I have been a high school football official for 16 years. For the first 14...  Read more


Aging gracefully
7/27/2014 5:22:43 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I agree that aging can be hard, but the saying "GROWING UP SEEMS TO BE GIVING UP THE JOYS OF BEING YOUNG AT HEART/ FEELING ALIVE " doesn't have to be...  Read more


Dreams without Goals are just that 'only Dreams'
7/27/2014 1:08:01 PM,  3 COMMENTS

OK Jane Wishing is not going to do it... I've heard that dreams are just that 'only dreams' unless you have goals to back up those dreams. Here I have...  Read more


Pictures from the Watermelon 5K #3
7/27/2014 4:59:50 AM,  24 COMMENTS

Well, I wasn't exactly smiling, but I think I look pretty good for just having run a 5K in 82 degrees and sunny with 96% humidity. My chip time was 28...  Read more


No Breaks!
7/26/2014 9:58:07 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I believe any lifestyle is 24/7! ...  Read more


Lose 5 lbs fast
7/26/2014 7:20:29 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Ran 10M this afternoon. Probably not the wisest thing because the temp hit 90F by the end of my run (which ultimately involved some walking as I attem...  Read more


Watermelon #3 of 4, 5K Race Report
7/26/2014 12:53:27 PM,  16 COMMENTS

Here's the results to date of the 3 Watermelon Sunrise 5Ks for my age group: **** FEMALE AGE GROUP: 65 - 69 **** Name Age...  Read more


Good News and How I Am Spending My Time
7/25/2014 8:46:02 AM,  5 COMMENTS

First, the good news: I went to the doctor yesterday and after an x-ray he told me that the bone has moved back into place and is healing as expe...  Read more


Met a Sparkfriend!
7/25/2014 8:18:34 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Had lunch today with Theresa. 334 ...  Read more


Finally Friday motivation: Perseverence
7/25/2014 7:09:07 AM,  8 COMMENTS

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Philosophy Inspiration!
7/24/2014 10:01:55 PM,  6 COMMENTS

On my last trip to Ottawa, the hotel offered cute toiletry items... I threw it in my suitcase, and now that I am about to use it, it is almost like it...  Read more


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